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By || Dhanashri Kulkarni
Our Desi girl well we are talking about Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is off for some social work in Jordan.
Jordan happens to be a host country for millions of refugees and as UNICEF goodwill ambassador Priyanka for 12 years is there right now.
She shared a series of posts from this new destination of her with children.
A class full of future doctors, engineers, police officers, teachers. What breaks my heart is they can’t even access proper schools as refugee kids… how will they access higher education?? These hopes and dreams.. where do they stand in the reality of their world? The government schools in Jordan have added evening classes and 200 schools to accommodate the growing number of Syrian children which is approximately 120000 children..But it’s never enough.
The world needs to help.
We need to help.
This is Eman. She is an artist and these are her sketches. This particular one caught my attention because it depicts her version of the war. A man in a jail trying to feed a little bird. It broke my heart to see so much compassion despite of being so ravaged by war. Eman wants to show the world through her art what her imagination holds. God Bless. 🙏🏼 #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted
This is Ammar(5), Ayat(8), Sulaiman (5 months) Wardshan(9) and they have an elder brother Saleh(10) who works at a grocery store to help supplement the family income, for only 2 Jordanian Dinar (that’s less than $3 USD.) Their father is a day laborer. Sulaiman needs a 2nd surgery because he has a clot in his nose. The family moved from Syria to Jordan 5 years ago. When I asked their mother what would be her wish…considering the war hasn’t ended, she said “if we can’t go home all I want is for my kids to get an education so they can fend for themselves when they are older and help rebuild Syria. We are blessed, we have enough to survive…others have much less.” They didn’t even have furniture in their home. The largesse of heart and compassion she had through her tears moved me to pieces. PLS GO TO www.unicef.org and DONATE whatever you can… let’s make this a collective #MissionForChildren #ChildrenUprooted #PCInJordan
Today was very emotional. As we go about our daily privileged lives, it’s hard to imagine that everything can be taken from you in an moment. Today we spent the day in a host community meeting Syrian refugee families (like this one) so desperately seeking a safe place of normalcy for their families. More than 80% of the Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside refugee camps in cities, urban centers and farming villages (host communities.) Amman hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees, about 180,000 people. Refugee families in host communities have limited livelihood opportunities, and after 6 years, have depleted their savings and borrowed money from everywhere to feed and support their families. @unicef#ChildrenUprooted #TheyAreUs
· priyankachopra Say hello to Omaima 16, Seba 17, Shaimaa 14, Hanin 15, Maria 15, Wafa 13, Ayat 16, and Maram 15. These are 16-17 yr olds in a school in the Za’atari Refugee Camp. Omaima couldn’t carry much when she and her family fled Syria…so she decided to carry soil and rocks from her garden to remember her country. Seba said they have all prepared themselves for when they go back to Syria after the war over…knows it will be almost unrecognizable. That’s the reason they go to school everyday, so that they can rebuild Syria again. Their determination for education, however much they can get, is incredible and truly overwhelming. These girls don’t have much at all, but yet Seba and Omaima took their bracelet and ring off to give me so I will always remember them. I’ll always remember you…I promise. It’s kids like this that will build a better world tomorrow.
Please swipe left for more. @unicef#TheyAreUs #ChildrenUprooted#pcinjordan🇯🇴
Priyanka Chopra This she posted 11 hours ago on her instagrams
· This is Z’aid – he is 16 years old and is a child laborer. He works as a tailor and a barber but he aspires to be a translator. He loves languages and wants to learn as many as he can..he wants to help the world understand each other better..Build bridges… He is full of so much optimism for the future of the world despite of being ravaged by war…so while he’s not at work he comes to the Makani Center to learn and educate himself..He made this bow by hand, and offered it to me as a gift of friendship… it’s kids like this that will build a better world tomorrow.
@unicef #ChildrenUprooted #TheyAreUs
· Priyanka Chopra.She is enjoying her Jordon visit as she is really spending good quality time with these which is more important for any warred affected country like Syria.This is her 10 hours ago post..
Excuse the bad cartwheel and lame attempt at a Rugby toss…
This is a Makani ‘Drop In’ Center for underage boys who work,they are referred to as “Child Laborers.” Most of the boys are between 10 and 18 years old, work 6-12 hours per day, and literally drop in after work to play and receive an informal education, as well as learn life skills. Many of the boys you see in these pictures have only just started to learn how to read and write, since the priority for most of these boys is to provide sustenance for their families. The teachers here work 3 shifts each day to accommodate the influx of kids to give them a chance to work and study. We must do our bit. This is what WAR looks like. Consequence of Conflict.
To donate please go to UNICEF.org or click the link in my bio. @unicef #TheyAreUs#ChildrenUprooted
Some of her fans have appreciated her philanthropist work while some have criticized her visit to Jordan.We will update more about her Jordan visit stay glued to valleyonline.in